A St. Paddy's Day Toast to Irish Athletes

Luis AlbertoCorrespondent IMarch 17, 2009

A St. Paddy's Day Toast to Irish Athletes

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Damien Duff – Soccer

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    DUBLIN, IRELAND - OCTOBER 15:  Damien  Duff of Ireland raises his arms during the World Cup qualifying match between the Republic of Ireland and Cyprus at Croke Park on October 15, 2008 in Dublin, Ireland.  (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

Eamon Coghlan – Track and Field

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    1993:  Eamon Coghlan of Ireland runs in a race. Mandatory Credit: Allsport  /Allsport

John Daly – Golfer

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    MADISON, MS - SEPTEMBER 19:  John Daly hits from the fairway bunker on the 11th hole during second round play in the Viking Classic at the Annandale Golf Club on September 19, 2008 in  Madison, Mississippi.  (Photo by Dave Martin/Getty Images)

John Treacy – Track and Field

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    1 Mar 1992:  John Treacy of Ireland runs in the Los Angeles Marathon in Los Angeles, California.  Treacy won the race. Mandatory Credit: Mike Powell  /Allsport

Sonia O'Sullivan – Track and Field

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    BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 09:  Sonia O'Sullivan of AUS finishes second in the Womens 3000 Metres  during  day one of the Australian Athletics Championships and selection trials at Queensland Sport and Athletic Centre on March 9, 2007 in Brisbane, Austra

Shaquille O’Neal – Basketball

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    OAKLAND, CA - MARCH 15:  Shaquille O'Neal #32 of the Phoenix Suns looks on against the Golden State Warriors during an NBA game on March 15, 2009 at Oracle Arena in Oakland, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloa

Ron Delaney – Track and Field

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Catherina McKiernan – Track and Field

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    26 Apr 1998:  Catherina McKiernan of Ireland in action during the Flora London Marathon. DIGITAL IMAGE Mandatory Credit: Allsport UK/ALLSPORT

Dr. Pat O'Callaghan – Track and Field

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Roy Keane – Soccer

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    MILAN, ITALY - MARCH 8:  Roy Keane of Manchester United challenges Gattuso of AC Milan during the UEFA Champions League match between AC Milan and Manchester United on March 8, 2005 at the San Siro Stadium in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Imag